Carmen's last year of drama school (UCSD) she was auditioning
for professional residencies in the Bay Area and needed
a cheap or free place to stay for a few nights. A
fellow student had a good friend named Bill living
in San Francisco, who might be willing
as she wasn't obligated to "get friendly" as "payment"
for a couple of nights lodging Carmen thought it might
be a workable arrangement. This mutual friend was ordered
that very clear
As it turned out, Carmen was quite
smitten with Bill that weekend, and left flowers for
while he was at work. On arrival back in San Diego,
their mutual friend picked up Carmen at the airport
with a puzzled
look on his face, holding flowers from Bill.
the acting residency, and Bill proceeded
to show her the sights of his fair city. He's been
showing her the sights ever since.
And giving her flowers.